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Does it use synthetic wheel bearing grease or conventional?
You must use Harley-Davidson grease or the warranty will be voided.
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wow..4 pages....what a electrifying thread...I get charged up just reading it....
The LiveWire has two charging issues. 1st the price of the bike people are unhappy about and 2nd charging the battery.
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wow..4 pages....what a electrifying thread...I get charged up just reading it....
Well, it consists of both positive and negative points. Perfectly natural for it to be polarizing to some.
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Taking Harley out of the picture. Follow the money. Electricity is a very old source of power, which is quite often generated by burning fossil fuels. It mostly, is not clean and green. Look what has happened to diesel powered vehicles in Europe where there was a big push for them and now they are being phased out because of tightening emission laws. Glad you splurged out big bucks on the latest diesel powered car Mr European? Once loads of people have squandered mega bucks on electric vehicles along will come hydrogen power or something else. The big end of town relies on everyone being led by the nose to believe that we need something when we just want it. Electric vehicles are just a phase. We now have reliability why are they not working on improving mpg? Needs and wants, why cant we understand the difference?
I might buy into the Scotty transporter thing but it would have to be the bike and me for short hops once I get to where I'm going. No more stock seat/mpg issues. I have a feeling if you push the button for a California destination though you won't re-materialize unless you have purchased the appropriate carbon credits or punched "1" for Spanish. Think giant bug light. Pfffttt.

I hope HD is successful with their ebike. It would be a shame if they aren't because it is all headed down that path short term. Long term, who knows. Does this bike have Alexa?

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You must use Harley-Davidson grease or the warranty will be voided.
It's a special grease that leaks out onto your garage floor......to make Hardly rider's feel at home.
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Looking forward to the electric version of the 'loud pipes save lives' discussion.


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It's coming, it's here. It's a real issue. Can't argue anymore. It's official. Noise save lives, so loud pipes save lives, too.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...ules-2019-2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-48815968

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It's coming, it's here. It's a real issue. Can't argue anymore. It's official. Noise save lives, so loud pipes save lives, too.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...ules-2019-2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-48815968

https://www.fastcompany.com/90371588...their-approach
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* disclaimer: when travelling under 12 mph....
Only slow motion is dangerous. Above 12 mph, there is no danger! Go fast!
Seriously, noise (sound of the exhaust, engine, tires) make vehicles safer, because easier to notice them. It's a fact.


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wow..4 pages....what a electrifying thread...I get charged up just reading it....
Almost shocking, isn't it?
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Holy screeming social worker, Batman !! What about the deaf? Do we just let them get run over by these new fangled electrical cars ? Surely not.
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